Planning

We monitor planning proposals and we offer help and support to individuals and local campaigning groups who have specific planning issues in their area. We challenge many planning applications that are damaging to the countryside and/or do not comply with the rules set out to protect sensitive sites or the local Neighbourhood Plan.

If you require assistance with a planning case, our first priority is to protect the Cornish countryside and it is likely we will be able to provide help or advice. We continue to challenge many planning applications that are damaging to the countryside and often attempt to break the rules. However, your support as a donor, member or as a volunteer will help us to do this effectively. If you are able to help us with a donation, please use this link. https://www.cprecornwall.org/donation/

Planning Reform

In recent years an inflexible proposal for zoning to give developers carte blanche over large swathes of land -most of it greenfield – was softened to give local people a voice through mandatory public consultation.

Tom Fyans of CPRE celebrates this shift as it ensures local democracy remains key to the planning system: ’it appears the Government now genuinely understands the need for local communities to have a powerful voice in planning decisions.’

Since then however, the Conservative Government has promised yet another new version of their Planning Policy and this includes bypassing or disabling local democracy in all planning matters.